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Burning Down the House

‘The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming’ by David Wallace-Wells and ‘Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?’ by Bill McKibben

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

by David Wallace-Wells

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

by Bill McKibben


Shock Artistry

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel

an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, September 26, 2018–January 20, 2019; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 9–September 1, 2019


Real Americans

‘This America: The Case for the Nation’ by Jill Lepore and ‘This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto’ by Suketu Mehta

This America: The Case for the Nation

by Jill Lepore

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

by Suketu Mehta


A Free Man in Nablus

The Parisian, or Al-Barisi

by Isabella Hammad


Keeping Up Appearances

‘The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts’ by Joan Biskupic and ‘The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court’ by Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum

The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court

by Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

by Joan Biskupic


There’s No Place Like Home

Aniara: A Review of Man in Time and Space

by Harry Martinson, adapted from the Swedish by Hugh MacDiarmid and Elspeth Harley Schubert

Aniara

an opera by Karl-Birger Blomdahl

Aniara

a film directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja


Iran: The Case Against War

Long wars begin with the conviction that they will be short

On the Beat with Harper Lee

‘Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee’ by Casey Cep

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

by Casey Cep


The Ham of Fate

Boris Johnson has always understood that a vivid lie is much more memorable than a dull truth.

When the Soviets Shimmied

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

by Eleonory Gilburd

A Ransomed Dissident: A Life in Art Under the Soviets

by Igor Golomstock, translated from the Russian by Sara Jolly and Boris Dralyuk


Staying Native

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

by David Treuer


Cold Comforts

One Lark, One Horse

by Michael Hofmann


A More Perfect Union?

Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage

by Luuk van Middelaar, translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters

How to Democratize Europe

by Stéphanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, and Antoine Vauchez, translated from the French by Paul Dermine, Marc LePain, and Patrick Camiller


Bassani the Memorious

The Novel of Ferrara

by Giorgio Bassani, translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Jamie McKendrick, with a foreword by André Aciman


Civility and Its Discontents

‘In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England’ by Keith Thomas

In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England

by Keith Thomas


Moon Fever

The fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing has produced a bounty of books, films, and exhibitions.

The Moon: A History for the Future

by Oliver Morton

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 3–September 22, 2019

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

by Douglas Brinkley

The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

by Brandon R. Brown

Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

by Roger D. Launius

Apollo 11

a documentary film directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Michael Collins

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